Value Added Benefits

Value Added Benefits are special programs or discounts offered by our Business Affiliates – tailored just for CSDA members! Learn more:

Commercial Card

Member Benefit
Access to the CSDA Commercial Card that may improve expense control, cash flow, and rebate potential.

Benefit Summary
CSDA’s goal is to help your district find ways to manage and report spending while providing your employees with convenient tools to make necessary purchases. The CSDA Commercial Card can be used for vendor payments, travel expenses, online purchases, utility bills, and much more.

In addition to potential cash rebates, other benefits may include: improved cash flow through increased float, lowered costs by reducing check writing, better expense management through enhanced monitoring capabilities.

For more information on the CSDA Commercial Card contact Vanessa Ryan at 916-724-1214 or vanessaryan@umpquabank.com.

Consultant Connection

The CSDA Consultant Connection was developed to give our members access to a pool of experts who provide exclusive discounts and special benefits for a variety of services. Some include:

  • Leadership/Board Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Board Planning/Facilitation
  • Succession Planning
  • Organizational Assessment
  • Public Outreach/Communications
  • Change Management

CSDA’s Consultant Connection is your source for these services and more.

Digital Mapping Solutions

Provider/Contacts
California CAD Solutions
(800) 617-4447
www.calcad.com

Member Benefit
Free Month of Service

Benefit Summary

“Data as a Service” is a cost-effective solution for Special Districts that need a GIS but don’t have or can’t afford to hire dedicated GIS staff.  “Data as a Service” is a monthly subscription allowing special districts to leverage important data to meet the needs of the district without the expense of special software and employees.  CSDA members receive one month FREE with their initial 12-month term.

Provider/Contacts
U.S. Communities
www.uscommunities.org

Member Benefit
Assorted Discounts

Benefit Summary
U.S. Communities is the leading national government purchasing cooperative that reduces the cost of goods and services by aggregating the purchasing power of public agencies nationwide. U.S. Communities provides participants with access to a broad line of competitively solicited contracts with national suppliers that have committed to providing their best overall public agency pricing. For more information, visit www.uscommunities.org.

Discounted Travel

Provider/Contacts
Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
www.enterpriseholdings.com

Member Benefit
Government Rates on Vehicle Rentals

Benefit Summary
The State of California has awarded Enterprise Holdings, Inc. a contract for commercial car rentals and this benefit is being passed on to CSDA members. Use the code below to get discounts for business rentals. When renting from either Enterprise or National, use code NACA107 with pin # ]C*.

Financing

Provider/Contacts
CSDA Finance Corporation
(877) 924-2732
www.csdafinance.net

Member Benefit
Access to Cost Effective, Tax-Exempt Financing

Benefit Summary
CSDA Finance Corporation is a non-profit public benefit corporation established to help special districts and other public agencies through the use of innovative and efficient financing programs. Our mission is to provide members with efficient, effective, and prompt satisfaction of their financial needs through competitively priced financings of major capital improvements, equipment purchases, and other projects. Whether your financing needs are $50 thousand or $50 million, the CSDA Finance Corporation can help!

Provider/Contacts
Cintas First Aid and Safety
Erika Klein
(916) 419-1099
email:  kleine@cintas.com

Member Benefit
15-20% Discount

Benefit Summary
Cintas, the nation’s largest provider of van-delivered first aid and safety products, also provides on-site safety, first aid and CPR training. Cintas can help get your district into compliance with OSHA guidelines and stay there. In addition to discounts on first aid and safety products, Cintas extends a 15% discount on Uniform Rental and Facility Cleaning Services. Discounts available to CSDA members not already serviced by a Cintas branch.

GASB Reporting Compliance

Provider/Contacts
California School Boards Association (CSBA)
Nicole Delos Reyes
916.669.3275
www.csba.org/en/ProductsAndServices/AllServices/GASBReports 

Member Benefit
GASB Actuarial Valuation

 

Alternative Measurement Method
The GASB Alternative Measurement Method (AMM) program helps districts and county offices that offer non-pension retirement benefits to comply with Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statements No. 68, No. 74 and No. 75 at a fraction of the cost of a full or disclosure actuarial valuation. Special districts with less than 100 plan members may be eligible to use this approved cost-effective alternative method.

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Provider/Contacts
Employee Relations
(800) 716-7773
www.erelations.com

Member Benefit
20%+ Discount

Benefit Summary

This program provides local government with pre-screening employment background investigations, drug testing and employee hotline services to help reduce liability for negligent hire or negligent retention of employees.

Investing

Provider/Contacts
CalTRUST
(888) 440-4890
www.caltrust.org

Member Benefit
Stable Option for Investment of District Funds

Benefit Summary
The Investment Trust of California (CalTRUST) is a program established by public agencies in California for the purpose of pooling and investing local agency funds – operating reserves as well as bond proceeds. CalTRUST offers the option of several accounts to provide participating agencies with a convenient method of pooling funds – including a money market fund.

Job Search

Provider/Contacts
careers.csda.net

Member Benefit
50% Discount

Benefit Summary
This interactive Career Center offers an expanded job board for special districts and other local governments throughout California. Not only does the Career Center offer the capability to post jobs, but also the capability to post and download resumes, and offers discounts for multiple postings.

Merchant Services

Provider/Contacts
AllPaid
www.AllPaid.com

Member Benefit
Two Member Options - Below Market Rates

Benefit Summary
AllPaid (formerly GovPayNet) is honored to be selected as CSDA’s Endorsed Affiliate for Payment Services/Merchant Services. AllPaid’s payment platform provides CSDA and its members a secure industry leading payment solution with exceptional customer service and support. These services are available at below market, pre-negotiated rates, exclusively for CSDA members. For more information, call or email: CSDAMembers@AllPaid.com.

Risk Management

Provider/Contacts
SDRMA – Special District Risk Management Authority
(800) 537-7790
www.sdrma.org

Member Benefit
Access to Affordable Property, Liability & Workers’ Compensation Coverages and Health Benefits

Benefit Summary
SDRMA’s primary objective is to serve as a single resource to meet all of the risk management needs of members. Quality coverage protection and risk management services, responsive claims management, as well as tailored safety and loss prevention programs provide members with an unequaled risk management program. To ensure maximum protection of public agencies’ resources, our current programs include Property and Liability coverage, Workers’ Compensation, Health Benefits, and MemberPlus Services™.

Utility Cost Control

Provider/Contacts
Utility Cost Management LLC
559.261.9230
www.utilitycostmanagement.com

Member Benefit
Reduce electricity costs with no out-of-pocket fees and no staff time required from your District.

Benefit Summary
Utility Cost Management LLC (UCM) reduces Districts’ electricity costs through the analysis of data, rates, and the regulations that govern electricity companies in California. Through its Utility Bill Analysis Service, UCM expertly applies utility regulations to reduce charges moving forward, and recover refunds for past billing errors. UCM handles all communications with utility companies, so there is minimal time required from participating Districts. UCM is only paid if and after your district receives savings and/or refunds as a result of their work, so there are never any out-of-pocket costs associated with UCM’s service.

Website Design

Provider/Contacts
Streamline
(916) 900-6619
www.getstreamline.com

Member Benefit
50% Discount on Monthly Subscription

Benefit Summary
Streamline is a website tool that allows districts to be up and running with a site in just 20 minutes, and provides a transparency dashboard that helps districts meet transparency best practices as recommended by the Special District Leadership Foundation. For more information, visit www.getstreamline.com.

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